DISINFO: Latvia might become just as Islamised as France
  • Outlet: lv.sputniknews.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: November 06, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 224
  • Countries / regions discussed: France, Latvia
migration Islamisation European values Christianity

DISINFO: Latvia might become just as Islamised as France


It is necessary to accept [the Islamisation of Latvia] as a fact, just adapt to the Muslim part of the population and work with the communities and people who confess to Islam.

In some municipalities in France, authorities accept demands from Muslims as long as they are in line with legal preconditions: special food, obligatory hijab, special working conditions during Ramadan, separate prayer rooms at work places, Muslim religion teachers in schools etc.

Christians in the country are getting used to the peculiarities of the other religion. For instance, Christians enjoy meat, cooked according to the laws of Islam.


Disinformation narrative on Islam as a threat to European traditions and values.

France introduced 2010 nation-wide legislation forbidding headscarves, covering faces. The French educational system is strictly secular and does not allow confessional teaching, neither Christian, nor Muslim or other.

See related disinformation claims: "Sweden cancelled Christmas TV concert not to irritate migrants", "France is banning Christmas symbols", or "In order not to aggravate people of other religions, there was no Christmas tree in Brussels".


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